Singing sand (also known as booming sand, barking sand or whistling sand) is the term ascribed the phenomenon of sound produced by moving sand. During an avalanche, or when blown by wind, sand of a certain composition, size and humidity can produce eerie, low-pitched sounds that can be heard for miles.
Walking Without Rhythm is a concept compilation designed to employ the natural sound of moving sand in the arts of noise, dark ambient and audio experimentation. Each track submitted contains some element of a sound recording of the singing sand phenomenon; manipulated in whatever manner, and by whatever whim and fancy the artist saw fit to impose.
Walking Without Rhythm was made possible using recordings culled from an article by the Morphodynamics Lab of Laboratoire de Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes.